Barksdale Air Force Base is no stranger to hot weather, which can be a constant battle for maintainers and others who work out in the elements. Thankfully, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron HVAC Airmen ensure there’s a cool place to escape to while also providing other benefits of heating and cooling that directly affect the mission.
Verifying a diagnosis will take additional time, but this is time well spent. It will actually save time and money for both the technician and the customer by reducing the amount of callbacks and reducing the replacement of non-defective components on the job. It will also allow the technician to leave the job with peace of mind, knowing he has made a correct diagnosis.
While online training may have initially been scoffed at by seasoned technicians, it’s now becoming a quality complement to community colleges, tech schools, and apprenticeship programs. And, as more and more options present themselves, HVACRedu.net remains a reputable place for contractors to turn for online education.
Enables technicians to engage in live visual interactions with staff experts
November 17, 2015
SightCall and ServiceMax have extended their partnership with the announcement of SightCall Visual Service™ for ServiceMax, which the companies said provides field technicians with the ability to share field issues and get remote guidance with live video, picture sharing, annotations, and co-browsing technical documentation.
HVAC contractors must develop policies and procedures for technicians that please non-smokers, yet don’t vilify those who do smoke. It’s a problem with no easy answer; one that is likely greyer than the cloud of smoke at the end of a cigarette.
To be eligible for HVACR Technician of the Month recognition, individuals must currently work as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or refrigeration technicians and have at least one year of experience in the field. Technicians may not nominate themselves.
Due to increased industry growth and retirements, supply of workers is not meeting demand
September 22, 2015
The HVACR Workforce Development Foundation (WDF) released three new reports and an accompanying executive summary confirming that demand outstrips the supply of HVACR workers. In particular, technicians and installers are in critical shortage in most areas of the nation.